Submarine volcano eruption creates new island
Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a brand new island in the South Pacific.
Unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, the island was formed after a submarine volcano erupted in December 2014. The ash and rock settled over the course of the next month, forming the new 400-foot long island in the kingdom of Tonga.
This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager on board the Landsat 8 satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory